Kobo Aura ONE e-reader coming soon
Kobo is one of those smaller companies that continue to fight Amazon in the e-reader market and their premium Aura ONE device seems to be ready to hit the market. Last month, the Kobo Aura ONE e-reader was spotted at the FCC, and now the time has come for it to show up on the website of a Dutch retailer.
Although this device is not official yet, most of its specs have been unveiled already. Kobo Aura ONE has a 7.8-inch illuminated e-ink touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,872X1,404 pixels. Its 300 ppi density allows it to provide the same text quality as Amazon's current e-readers, although it uses a larger screen. Aura ONE features 512 MB of memory, 8 GB of internal storage, has a waterproof case, and comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. Unfortunately, there is no microSD support, but Kobo says this new e-reader can get up to one month of autonomy on a single charge.
There is no information on pricing and availability for now, but we should hear more about the Aura ONE once it launches officially. This will probably happen later this month, so stay tuned.